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KIDS NEWS: China is limiting video game time for kids. Picture: iStock.

China cuts video gaming for kids

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China has announced strict new time limits on kids playing video games, including banning online gaming altogether on school days

Kristy Bautista, mum to Mila (9) and Evie (7), gives her daughters $2 for emptying the dishwasher and more for helping with other chores. She thinks it is good to teach kids about the value of saving their money.

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Pocket money gender gap

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When it comes to pocket money, one gender gets more than the other – and the Aussie kids given the most cash are also revealed

Silver medallist Poland's Maria Andrejczyk celebrates on the podium during the victory ceremony for  the women's javelin throw event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 7, 2021. (Photo by Javier SORIANO / AFP)

Olympian sells medal to save baby’s life

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Polish javelin thrower Maria Andrejczyk has a heart of gold, selling her Tokyo Olympics silver medal to fund lifesaving surgery for a sick baby she has never met

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Teen money matters in a cashless world

Springfield Anglican College Year 11 student Abigail Lowden, Thursday, August 12, 2021 - Picture: Richard Walker
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Parents are worried the shift to a cashless society means teens aren't learning the value of money. How smart are you with money? 

What is the Census all about?

CENSUS A 10x10 Collage of 100 unique faces, including people from a wide range of ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds, they are all from different walks of life.
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The story of our nation is updated every five years at Census time – and what a strange chapter this one promises to be as people around Australia continue to live, work and learn through Covid

Dumped food costing Aussies the Earth

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A new study has lifted the bin lid on how much food we’re throwing away, as researchers call on Australians to stop the waste and stop destroying the planet

Super Mario game goes for $1.56 million US

Super Mario 64 Nintendo computer game character.
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A mint condition copy of Super Mario 64 has sold for a super price, with a mystery bidder breaking the previous record to claim the game at a US auction

Rare Aussie coins set world record price

A 1920 George V Sovereign minted in Sydney that sold at a Monaco online auction on Saturday.
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Two rare Australian coins leave loose change behind, fetching around $1.5 million each at a Monaco online auction

Let’s learn more about money

11-06-2021 Barefoot Investor Jars. Darcy Fletcher 10, took part in a money saving pilot program to be featured on Scott Pape's Foxtel show Money Movement. Pictured with his parents Dave and Jasmin, sister Stevie ,8, and brothers Franky ,14 and Billy ,5. PICTURE: Brad Fleet
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Money matters to Aussie kids who want financial literacy to be taught in the classroom, a Kids News survey reveals

Would you wash with snail slime soap?

French artisan Damien Desrocher is making soap from snail slime. For Kids News. Image: Reuters
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One French artisan believes snail slime has anti-ageing properties that make it perfect for his boutique beauty soap

Aussie invention coins reveal national love of chocolate

KIDS NEWS: Australia Post's Great Aussie Coin Hunt. Lucy and Archie, both 7, pictured with a giant M for MILO. Picture: Australia Post/David Swift.
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Some of Australia’s best chocolate creations are being celebrated on new $1 coins – along with other great Aussie inventions

The Aussie landmark coins to flip over

NEWS360 - Australia Post  partnership. Great Aussie Coin Hunt: Opera House.
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Hugo, seven, pictured in front of Sydney Opera House. Picture: Australia Post/David Swift.
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Australia Post’s new collectable coins feature some of Australia’s best loved landmarks. Find out which ones made the Great Aussie Coin Hunt along with some cool facts about the icons

Call for money lessons in schools

Scott Pape at St.Columba's College with Year 11 and 12 students from the VCAL class, working on his money program in schools, called Money Movement which is helping teach kids about financial literacy. 
Picture Jay Town
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The Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape, believes schools should teach kids about earning, saving and spending money. Tell us what you think

World Bee Day creates buzz

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18: Bees are seen on a honeycomb cell  at the BEE Lab hives at The University of Sydney on May 18, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. The BEE Lab researches the behaviour, ecology and evolution of bees combining work in both the lab and the field. Australian bee populations were decimated by the Black Summer bushfires at the end of 2019 and early 2020 with around 2.5 billion bees and 10,000 commercial beehives destroyed in New South Wales and Victoria alone. Increased rainfall over the last year, along with concerted efforts by Australian apiarists has seen bee populations recover in 2021. Australia has an estimated 2,000 species of native bee, along with the European honey bee, which according to the NSW Department of Primary Industries plays an important role in large-scale agricultural pollination services and provide beeswax and honey to the domestic and export market. With bee populations under significant threat globally from extreme climate events, destruction of natural habitat, intensive farming practices, pests and disease, World Bee Day on 20 May aims to increase awareness and highlight the significance of bees and other pollinators to ensure food security, biodiversity and maintain a healthy ecosystem. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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We all know bees make honey, but their importance in Australia extends far beyond producing a beloved breakfast spread

Aussie coins encourage conservation in kids

WEEKEND TELEGRAPHS SPECIAL. MUST TALK WITH PIC ED JEFF DARMANIN BEFORE PUBLISHING - Pictured at home in Manly today is Iggy 10 and Atticus Jenkins 6, with Australia Posts Great Aussie Coin Hunt collectables. Picture: Tim Hunter.
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Zookeeper and bushfire survivor Chad Staples says showcasing native creatures in the Great Aussie Coin Hunt is “so important” for conservation awareness

Other story puts Federal budget in shade

Mark Knight cartoon for Monday  10th of May  2021 Herald Su Newspaper .
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The Federal budget is the biggest day of the year in the nation’s capital, yet the size of the pile of money Josh Frydenberg has to manage is dwarfed by the wealth of two other people in the news

Aussie attempts planking world record

Planking guinness World Record - to raise money for CRPS.
Daniel Scali has just been approved to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the world's longest abdominal plank. Pictured at Henley Square.
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Living with chronic pain from childhood has inspired one South Australian man’s world record bid for the longest abdominal plank.

The Great Aussie Coin Hunt is here

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA NewsWire 
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Bronwyn Scott, Royal Australian Mint coin designer who designed the new A-Z of 'Aussie' $1 coins launching 9 May for Australia Post.
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The Great Aussie Coin Hunt is back at Australia Post, with the new A-Z of $1 collectable coins from the Royal Australian Mint full of fun and surprises

Kanye West’s sneakers sell for record $1.8 million

This handout photo courtesy of Sotheby’s shows the black high-top Yeezys worn by rapper Kanye West during the 2008 Grammy Awards. - A pair of Nike Air Yeezy 1s worn by rapper Kanye West sold for $1.8 million, triple the previous record for sneakers, Sotheby's said April 26, 2021, as the market for rare sports shoes soars. (Photo by Handout / SOTHEBY'S / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Courtesy Sotheby’s" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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Kanye West’s Nike Air Yeezy sneakers have smashed the record sale price previously set by a pair of Air Jordans

Robot Sophia’s artwork sells for $900,000

Sophia has created a digital artwork. Picture: AP
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Artwork created by a robot called Sophia has sold at auction for an amount equivalent to more than $900,000, paid in the form of a non-fungible token, or NFT

Supermoon helps free stuck ship

A picture released by Egypt's Suez Canal Authority on March 29, 2021, shows a man waving the Egyptian flag after Panama-flagged MV 'Ever Given' container ship was fully dislodged from the banks of the Suez. - The ship was refloated and the Suez Canal reopened, sparking relief almost a week after the huge container ship got stuck and blocked a major artery for global trade. Salvage crews have been working around the clock ever since the accident which has been blamed on high winds and poor visibility during a sandstorm. (Photo by - / SUEZ CANAL AUTHORITY / AFP)
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The stars, sun, Earth and moon all aligned in Egypt this week, with the year’s first supermoon bringing the high tide needed to shift the massive ship blocking the Suez Canal

How to talk to your parents about money

Kids get most of their money knowledge from their parents so it pays to start talking money matters early. For Kids News
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While some money lessons come from school, most kids get their financial knowledge from their parents. So it’s a good idea to start talking. Here are some conversation starters

How to take your financial first steps

Getting their first job is a good time for teenagers to take their financial first steps. iStock image. For Kids News
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Are you thinking of getting your first part-time job over the summer holidays? You’ll need to get your money matters sorted. Here’s how

Phones and watches are an increasingly popular way to pay

The rise of the digital wallet. For Kids News. iStock image
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We all know you don’t need cash to go shopping these days. But now you don’t even need a bank card, with the rise of digital wallets on smart devices

What type of saver are you?

What type of saver are you. For Kids News. iStock image
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Learning to save is a vital life skill and can help you get the things you want. Knowing what type of saver you are can help you reach your savings goals

Rare 2000-year-old Roman gold coin for sale

One side of the coin shows Caesar's best-known assassin, Brutus Credit: NUMISMATIC GUARANTY CORPORATION
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An incredibly rare, 2000-year-old Roman coin commemorating the death of Julius Caesar – just one of three in the world made of gold — is up for sale by a private collector

How Australia’s money has changed

The evolution of Australian money. For Kids News. iStock image.
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From “holey dollars” and handwritten banknotes, Australia’s money has seen some big changes. With more people going digital, could the next step be the end of cash?

How giving a little makes a big difference

There are many ways kids can get involved in fundraising and donating to charity. For Kids News
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Australians have a strong tradition of donating to important causes, from bushfire recovery to emergency services that keep us safe. And there are lots of ways kids can pitch in

Hope for gold at the end of the tunnel

preliminary work a kilometre underground in a Stawell gold mine in the search for the universe's elusive 'dark matter'. The yellow container is an emergency oxygen supply.Need to be credited "image courtesy Swinburne University".
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Victoria is on the verge of a second gold rush fuelled by gold’s high world price and modern mining methods, with hopes the precious metal will help the state recover after COVID-19

How to protect yourself from scams

Online shopping. For Kids News story on protecting yourself against online scams.
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More of us are buying and banking online, especially during the coronavirus pandemic, and scammers are taking advantage of this. But there are ways to protect yourself from becoming a victim of a scam

Do you recognise this face?

LIBRARY: Image of early convict Mary Reibey, who came to Australia with the First Fleet.
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Most Australians will have seen her face but few would know the remarkable story of Mary Reibey and how she came to be on our $20 banknote

These kids rock their kitchen

Elliot, 9, Lucinda, 11, and Lincoln Gabb, 9, posing at their home in Alexandra Hill, Brisbane 10th of June 2020.  They run Kids Rock the Kitchen, a cooking business.  (AAP Image/Josh Woning)
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Three young Brisbane siblings are turning a passion for baking into a sellout success, barely keeping up with demand for their scrumptious creations.

Hi-tech masked owl fights money fakers

The new $100 note for Australia
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Australia’s new $100 note has been unveiled, featuring a little owl that makes it almost impossible to counterfeit. It’s the final denomination of the Next Generation Banknote Program

New $2 coin celebrates women’s cricket

T20 Women's World Cup player Alyssa Healy with the new $2 coin with a female cricket player on its face. It will be available through Woolworths on February 18, 2020.

Picture: Supplied
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The Royal Australian Mint and International Cricket Council are releasing two million $2 coins into general circulation that feature a picture of a female cricketer on it for the first time

Five and 10 cent coins to ‘die naturally’

News 16.5.11 BCM The five cent coin will be phased out. Pic: Sarah Marshall
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The head of the Royal Australian Mint has signalled the eventual end of the 5c and 10c coins. We look at the value of cash and when it could be the right time to let these coins go

Little mistakes could make you big money

A glass jar full of Australian coins. Potential concept for savings, holiday fund, donations, charity, generosity. Money generic, Copy space.
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Check your change and empty your money box! You may be the owner of coins that contain minting mistakes or imperfections that makes them worth thousands of dollars

Hunt for $1 coins with pies, footy and boomerangs

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 04: Australia Post is launching a ground breaking campaign for new collectable coinsrepresenting 26 classic Aussie icons from A-Z which will be released progressively each week from Monday 30 September to Monday October 21. These photographs will accompany the release of different coins throughout the campaign and will support various PR activities on September 04, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
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The biggest release of $1 coins will feature 26 Australian animals, food and cultural items including meat pies, didgeridoos, Weet-Bix and thongs. Can you find them all in the Great Aussie Coin Hunt?

How long do Aussie banknotes last?

High cost of electricity in Australia, energy meter generic money
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What is the lifespan of Australian banknotes? Like most things, our polymer money has a use-by date and the answers for how long each note lasts might surprise you

Secret code hidden in new 50 cent coin

The Royal Australian Mint's top secret coin
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The Royal Australian Mint has made history after releasing the first Australian coin featuring a secret code. The new 50 cent coin has been launched to mark the 70th anniversary of ASIO

Holey moley! Australia’s first minted coins on show

A holey dollar and a dump from a 1788 Charles III Spanish silver dollar from a Private Collection in Queensland. Photos: Supplied.
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Colonial Australia’s first minted coins — the holey dollar and the dump — have gone on show at the Royal Australian Mint. The coins were made by destroying Spanish currency to create our own

Moon landing remembered on rare 50c coin

Fifty years since Moon landing celebrated with Royal Australian Mint’s first dome-shaped coloured nickel plated coin.
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The Royal Australian Mint has released a special coin series to celebrate 50 years since Neil Armstrong took “one giant leap for mankind” onto the surface of the moon on July 20, 1969

Australia’s world-record big gold coin on show in US

A gold coin, produced by Perth Mint and supposedly worth $45 million USD stands on display at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on July 16, 2019 located at Wall Street in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)
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The largest coin ever created, with a denomination of $1 million and worth about $60 million, travelled from its home in Australia to take centre stage for one day at the New York Stock Exchange

Modern ways to learn the value of pocket money

A boy holding Australian Money
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76 per cent of parents still give physical cash and coins to kids as pocket money but in today’s digital age it’s important to teach them new ways to manage and understand money

$242m deal makes Ben our richest sport star

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - JANUARY 17: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks to pass the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on January 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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NBA superstar Ben Simmons has sealed the richest deal ever for an Australian athlete after signing a five-year contract with the Philadelphia 76ers that will pay him up to $55 million a year

Ancient coins that could rewrite Australian history

Darwin historian Mike Owen holds up a coin he believes is from Kilwa at his home in Rapid Creek, wednesday, May 15, 2019. Mike Hermes revealed he found an ancient coin lying on a beach on the Wessel Islands last year he believes to be from Kilwa, more than 10,000km away in what is now known as Tanzania, dating from before the 15th century.


Picture: Keri Megelus
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Tiny copper coins up to 1000 years old found on a remote beach on an Australian island could add a new chapter to the story of our European history

Millions of $50 notes have spelling mistake

Pictured is a current circulation $50 note printed with the word "responsibility" spelt incorrectly in Sydney, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AAP Image/Dylan Coker) NO ARCHIVING
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The Reserve Bank of Australia has confirmed it accidentally printed 400 million $50 notes with an embarrassing spelling mistake.

What is cryptocurrency and how does it work?

Beijing, China - December 29, 2017: Two months after the closure of Chinese exchanges, Bitcoin price broke $11000 in December 2, 2017, and some new forks of Bitcoin were launched: Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Btcoin Gold (BTG), Bitcoin Diamond (BCD). Photos of cryptocyrrencies Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, dogecoin with trditional money, new currency system, full  depth of focus istock image
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Bitcoin, Litecoin and Etherium are three examples of cryptocurrencies being used to buy goods online. We explain what cryptocurrency is, how it works and if it is here to stay

New 50c coin is unique in any language

International Year of Indigenous Languages commemorated with new coins launched by Royal Australian Mint and AIATSIS.
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A new 50c coin has been released in Australia and it features a historic design element never seen before to highlight the uniqueness of our country and our cultural heritage

History of the cheque just went hi-tech

Generic photo of a person writing a cheque. Picture: iStock
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Paying for things by cheque has been possible for hundreds of years, but now technology is changing the way they are handled by banks and customers. PLUS: History of the cheque

Kids, it’s time to start your own business

Queensland Young Australian of the Year and CEO of company Fiftysix Creations Taj Pabari is hard at work on his next project. The 17-year-old will be visiting Aurukun next week to help distribute technology to disadvantaged kids. Photo: Jodie Richter
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Young entrepreneur Taj Pabari believes all schoolchildren should start their own business so they can learn the financial skills they’ll need later in life

National treasure hunt for special $1 coins

The Royal Australian Mint has launched a treasure hunt involving the $1 coin.
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It’s a competition like Willy Wonka’s golden tickets ... the Royal Australian Mint has hidden special $1 coins in our currency to celebrate the coin’s 35th birthday. Can you find one?

Coins celebrate true spirit of the Anzacs

Magnus Telfer (2) gets into the spirit of Anzac with the Herald Sun's upcoming Anzac Spirit Official 2018 Coin Collection, starting October 27. 
Picture Jay Town
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As the world prepares to mark 100 years since the end of World War I next month, Australians are invited to collect special coins that celebrate the true spirit of the Anzacs

How Aussie coins are made

Inside The Vault by Peter Rees : Horst Hahne's palster cast for the $2 coin . The Royal Australian Mint Collection : Photo by Steve Keough.
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Australian circulating coins are made at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra. It takes much longer to make a coin than it does to spend one. PLUS: Check out our Money page

How to make your money grow

Australian cash growing by putting it into a superannuation fund. Picture: iStock.
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Money doesn’t grow on trees, meaning it will run out if you are not careful. But learning good savings habits early on in life can ensure your cash continues to grow

Good at maths equals good with money

Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on books next to a blackboard with simple retirement formula.  Sharp focus on the piggy bank.
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Maths and money go hand in hand. Westpac research shows almost all adults believe learning maths is important in helping Aussies be smarter with their money

Kids should work for pocket money

Pictures to accompany Scott Pape Q and A.

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Most Australian kids are not lifting a finger around the house to earn their pocket money, but BareFoot Investor Scott Pape says this has to stop or they’ll never learn how to save

Learning the three Ss of money

Close up of piggy bank sitting on a kitchen table. Cash and coins are on the table. A mother is talking with her son about saving money in the background.
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To be good with money, you first need to learn the three Ss — save, spend and share — and why each is important

How does the Australian dollar get its value?

Australian one dollar coin over blurred golden background.
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The value of the Australian dollar goes up and down on a daily basis. We look at the reasons why and how it affects what you buy

Keeping up with the ways we use money

Eight year old Elle Laxamana does a bit of shopping in Bouke Street. Kids as young as 8 are now able to get debit cards giving them the plastic power to swipe online and in store. Supporters say it teaches kids financial literacy and responsibility, but opponents say it's too young. Picture: Tony Gough
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Technology is changing the movement of money so it’s important for education to keep up so kids can make informed choices

Setting goals the ideal way to save money

"Little girl holding 20 dollar notes, smiling and looking up. Click to see more..."
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Setting goals and visualising the special something you are saving money for can help you quickly reach your goal

New $50 note rich in features

Australia has a new $50 note.
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A Sydney teenager’s campaign for banknotes identifiable by vision-impaired people has resulted in a new $50 note featuring raised bumps

Coins to show older Queen

**EMBARGOED UNTIL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2018. Images of the first Australian coins to bear the new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
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Queen Elizabeth II is 92 years old, yet some people believe she shouldn’t be ageing on Australian coins. What do you think of the new design?

Treasure trove of 5600 historic coins unearthed

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A treasure trove of 5600 historic Australian coins — including silver florins and others from the 1800s — has been uncovered on a construction site

Kids need money, not tap and go

A new report shows many parents believe "invisible cash" is a problem for young children learning about money. At Richmond Primary School young students are learning about cash using coins and notes. Jordy Tregambe, 6, and Mai Coutts, 6, in grade 1 using the cash to learn about the importance of money.  Picture: Alex Coppel
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Internet banking, ATMs and 'tap and go' payments are making it harder for kids to learn about money. Real cash and pocket money are important. Do you ever use notes and coins?

Mint releases Invictus $2 coin

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12:  Prince Harry of Invictus is challenged by Mike Tindall of Endeavour during the Jaguar Land Rover Exhibition Wheelchair Rugby Match during day 2 of the Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover at the Copper Box Arena on September 12, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover)
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Prince Harry’s Olympics for wounded warriors is coming to Australia and the Royal Australian mint has made a special $2 coin to celebrate